Nucleic Acids

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Nucleic Acids

Carbon, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Hydrogen, and Phosphorous are found in nucleic acids.

Elements

Nucleic acids store and transfer hereditary information in living organsims. There are two different types that break down nucleic acids: DNA and RNA. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the basic structure for all living things and passes down information from one generation to the next.RNA (ribonucleic acid) converts the information in DNA to proteins that the body needs.

Functions

Nucleic Acids:Genetic Information Carriers

All nucleic acids are made up of the monomers, nucleotides. The five bases they're made up of which also create the double helix for DNA are: Guanine, CytosineThymine, Uracil, and Adenine.ATP DNA and RNA (mRNA, tRNA) also are components.

Examples

Walker WrightAP-5th

Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is a nucleotide that is used to store and supply energy. It contains a phosphate, a sugar group and a nitrogenous base.

ATP

Sources

http://biology.about.com/od/molecularbiology/a/nucleicacids.htmhttps://www.sophia.org/tutorials/structure-and-function-of-macromolecules-nucleic-a--2


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